Centurion Dan wrote:The last pic is great - a bit like a drunken rock star staggering around waving a sword at the locals
Centurion Dan wrote:I take it you know a sword smith who built the gladius for you? I've seen a couple of replica ones which I don't think would really stand up to much abuse.
I've seen a modern one on a website that looks pretty nice - even being all black (looks sort of like a special-ops or nightfighting Gladius) but it's out of stock at the moment
Heres a link if anyone's interested - http://www.bladesandbows.co.uk/cold-ste ... 2842-p.asp
I know what you mean about being able to hold something real in your hand and feel a link to history. I've got a Roman ring from the 2nd century - it's tiny and would probably fit a child better but it's a link to the past. Always on the look out for other small bits like this and hopefully will get a display case for them some time.
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